axillary vein

noun

Medical Definition of axillary vein

: the large vein passing through the axilla continuous with the basilic vein below and the subclavian vein above

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“Axillary vein.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/axillary%20vein. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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